1. [ verb ] fasten with tacks

"tack the notice on the board"

Related terms: fasten thumbtack append baster
2. [ verb ] (nautical,transportation) turn into the wind
Synonyms: wear_round

"The sailors decided to tack the boat" "The boat tacked"

Related terms: sail boat navigation
3. [ verb ] (nautical,transportation) turn away from the wind
Synonyms: wear_ship

"The sailors decided it was time to wear ship"

Related terms: sail navigation
4. [ noun ] gear for a horse
Synonyms: saddlery stable_gear
Related terms: gear harness bit caparison martingale hame cinch saddle_blanket headgear yoke saddle
5. [ noun ] a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
Related terms: nail tintack thumbtack carpet_tack
6. [ noun ] (nautical) the act of changing tack
Synonyms: tacking
Related terms: change_of_course seafaring
7. [ noun ] (transportation) the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
Related terms: bearing
8. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 10970
9. [ verb ] reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
Synonyms: switch alternate flip flip-flop interchange
Related terms: change_by_reversal reversal
10. [ verb ] sew together loosely, with large stitches
Synonyms: baste

"baste a hem"

Related terms: sew baster
11. [ verb ] fix to; attach
Synonyms: hang_on tack_on tag_on append

"append a charm to the necklace"

Related terms: attach subjoin appendage
12. [ verb ] make by putting pieces together
Synonyms: assemble set_up put_together tack_together piece

"She pieced a quilt" "He tacked together some verses"

Related terms: disassemble make join reassemble rig_up jumble confect compound configure hookup
13. [ noun ] (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
Synonyms: mainsheet weather_sheet shroud sheet
Related terms: line futtock_shroud ship seafaring
14. [ noun ] (nautical,transportation) sailing a zigzag course
Related terms: sailing
Similar spelling:   tacky